Ascension Convent, known as the Starodevichy Convent or Old Maidens' Convent until 1817 (Russian: Вознесенский монастырь, Voznesensky monastyr '), was an Orthodox nunnery in the Moscow Kremlin which contained the burials of grand princesses, tsarinas, and other noble ladies from the Muscovite royal court.
The convent greatly expanded at the time of the Great Northern War, when Peter the Great ordered the demolition of the old Ascension Convent on Pechersk Hill with the aim of building an arsenal there. When run by Ivan Mazepa's mother, the older convent had amassed much property. Its riches and nuns were transferred to the Florovsky Convent.
...that the Ascension Convent in the Moscow Kremlin, known as a traditional burial place of Muscovite tsarinas, was dismantled in 1929 to make room for the Red Commanders School?" A record of the entry may be seen at Wikipedia:Recent additions/2006/March.
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Following the Bolshevik Revolution, the Chudov Monastery was closed down in 1918. All of its structures were dismantled in 1929, as part of the Soviet Union's ongoing policy of state atheism . On the spot of the Chudov Monastery and the nearby Ascension Convent the Soviets built the Red Commanders School.
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